Man bags 28 years imprisonment for fraud

Justice Akintayo Aluko of the Federal High Court sitting at Abakiliki, Ebonyi State has sentenced one Emeka Anaga to a total of 28 years imprisonment.

Anaga was çonvicted on Thursday on charges bordering on conspiracy, obtaining money under false pretence, forgery and altering of documents to the tune of N39, 605,000 .

The judge found Anaga guilty on 34 out of 38 counts charges preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission , EFCC,

He sentenced him to 10 years imprisonment for conspiracy and 12 years for counts relating to obtaining money by false pretence. He Said the sentences are to run concurrently, meaning the convict would spent 12 years in jail .

He also ordered that the convict restitute the sum of N37, 850.00(Thirty Seven Million. Eight Hundred and Fifty Thousand) to Nwachukwu his victim.

According to EFCC the convict had tricked one Innocent Nwachukwu (Inno Maiduguri), a businessman based in Nkwo Nnewi, Nnewi North LGA of Anambra State to pay him the said sum in tranches of N1, 000,000 on the pretext that he would help Anaga to secure contracts to supply fuel to power the generators of the masts of all major telephone networks in Delta, Kano and,Ebonyi States.

He had introduced himself as a contractor with MTN and Etisalat networks, charged with the responsibility of mounting masts in various locations in Isu , Ebonyi State.

Anaga who has become notorious in the area was also on Wednesday August 24, 2022 sentenced to eight years in prison in another fraud charge involving the theft of N973,000. and ordered to return the sum of N555,000 to his victim, one Michael Okolo.